Use humility to reform Virginia schools

Use humility to reform Virginia schools

There are 4 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Dec 29, 2007, titled Use humility to reform Virginia schools. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble," goes the sarcastic lyric of an old Mac Davis country song, "when you're perfect in every way." Is Virginia among the states high in pride and short on humility when it comes ...

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Bert D

United States

#1 Dec 30, 2007
One must wonder whether Holland and Soifer were aware that the NAEP definition of Proficient is not synonymous with meeting grade level expectations (which is the NCLB definition of proficient that states must implement) nor with proficiency in a subject (which is the NAEP definition of Basic).
For more information about comparing NAEP to state scores see http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/naep/data/usin...
Dinah

Dover, DE

#2 Dec 30, 2007
It's going to take a whole lot more to make virginia's schools better than just humility; but it's a start.
Guess who

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Dec 30, 2007
How about the truth???
blh

Saluda, VA

#4 Jan 2, 2008
Get the NEA out of Virginia schools. That would be the best start ever.

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